I have made three of them. The last one was a goof....the pull must be 90 lbs (or more). The other two are in the 45-50 lb range. They work. Certainly they are not as easy on the eyes as a modern factory bow but they do work.
I have not hunted with them.
PS: about pvc tube and draw weight.....the way to increase draw weight is to line the main tube with a smaller one that slides inside the larger. Then you put a solid fiber glass rod inside the pvc assembly. You bush the rod with electrical tape for a tight fit.
You can make a Woden longbow out of deminsonal lumber that would look much more pleasing to the eye. But with my blown out right shoulder I gave up archery several years ago. Just kept me in pain constantly toshoot my recurved and long bows.
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